Welcome to the Illinois Security Professionals Association® (ISPA). ISPA is a duly registered 501(c)6 Not-for-Profit organization under IRS guidelines. The organization is comprised of security professionals, law enforcement and public safety professionals who are committed to working together and promoting professional relationships within the industry.

Members can expect forums for networking opportunities, the exchange of ideas and information, professional development and legislative initiatives benefiting security professionals.

ISPA has a proud history of industry involvement and since 1961 has been the leading organization promoting cooperation between law enforcement and security organizations. Throughout the years, we have fostered collaborations with the FBI, US Secret Service, Dept. of Homeland Security, Illinois State Police, Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, and other first responders throughout Illinois.

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Comprised of security professionals committed to working together and promoting professional
relationships within the industry.

Promoting cooperation between law enforcement and private security organizations since 1961.

 2023 Annual
Golf Classic

2023 Golf Classic

Date: June 6, 2023

Location: Silver Lake Golf Club
Orland Park, IL

Individuals: $225
Foursomes: $800


Contact ISPA at (224) 333-1622 or by email: Golf Classic Inquiry

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 62nd Annual Awards/Honors Gala  - Nominations now being accepted!

Nominations now being accpeted

Click here to Submit nominations

400 + attendees. Decision makers comprise 20% +/- of total attendance. Celebrate with the best of the best!

Direct all Gala related questions to ISPA at (224) 333-1622 and ask for Dennis Gano, Executive Director.








Educational Forum Series

Sean Ahrens 041323

Date: April 13, 2023
Location: East Bank Club -
500 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL

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Featured Speaker:

  • Sean Ahrens
    M.A., CPP, FSyl, CSC, BSCP

  • Description:

    An involuntary separation is stressful for the employee, the people delivering the news, and for the coworkers affected. Unfortunately, it can often mean more than stress. In addition to the costs of replacing an employee, there are many other direct and indirect costs. And high-profile stories of disgruntled former employees causing harm or violence lend real fears to organizations.

    This presentation outlines key steps to prepare for a respectful involuntary separation – before, during and after the conversation. Intended to be practical, we include checklists and helpful tips you can easily adapt to your workplace. With understandable concerns about potential violence, we have a section on reasons to stay connected to former employees and monitor for concerns if necessary.


* Registration/Networking: 10:30 am
* Program starts: 11:45 am

* Lunch: 11:55 am
* Presentation: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Continuing Profession Education (CPE): This program may qualify for credit towards the renewal of any of the following certifications from ASIS International: APP, CPP, PSP, PCI.